UCF at South Florida NCAA Basketball Tips 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The UCF Knights travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 2.5 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. South Florida has an overall record of 18-9. They are averaging 73.0 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 13-10-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 13-10-1 against the over/under
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 17-8-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.3 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. B.J. Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Laquincy Rideau averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 55%. David Collins averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in the nation. UCF averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 84th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 51st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 39th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 327th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game. South Florida is 173rd in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 233rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 235th in the nation. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game and 152nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Bulls are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.4.
The Knights are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 275th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 81st. As a team they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 239th in Division 1. UCF is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 28th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 211th. They are 166th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 252nd. As a unit they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida +2.5
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